Visit Green Gables Heritage Place, a stunning countryside setting located in Prince Edward Island National Park in the town of Cavendish.

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Spectacular Cavendish

Top things to do in Cavendish and Green Gables

Cavendish is one of the most visited spots of PEI during the summer months. It offers sweeping views of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and is the gateway to Prince Edward Island National Park.

The famous author Lucy Maud Montgomery was raised by her grandparents here. She would often visit her cousins at the nearby farm, Green Gables.

Cavendish and the 19th-century farm at Green Gables Heritage Place, the Haunted Woods, and Lover’s Lane were made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables”.

Don’t miss this popular tourist destination on one of the most scenic drives on PEI, known as Green Gable Shore.

See Photos: Explore Green Gables 19th century farm, Cavendish, PEI

Prince Edward Island National Park

The scenic PEI Green Gable Shore drive gives you access to stunning Cavendish seascape views of red sandstone cliffs and pristine white sandy beaches.

The scenic PEI Green Gable Shore drive gives you access to stunning Cavendish seascape views of red sandstone cliffs and pristine white sandy beaches of Prince Edward Island National Park.

  • See two types of Cormorant birds on Prince Edward Island, the Great Cormorant and the Double-crested Cormorant. Here they are nesting on the coastline of Prince Edward National Park near Rustico. There are 368 species of birds recorded on PEI.
There are two types of Cormorant birds on Prince Edward Island, the Great Cormorant and the Double-crested Cormorant. Here they are nesting on the coastline of Prince Edward National Park near Rustico. There are 368 species of birds recorded on PEI. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

There are two types of Cormorant birds on Prince Edward Island, the Great Cormorant and the Double-crested Cormorant. Here they are nesting on the coastline of Prince Edward National Park near Rustico. There are 368 species of birds recorded on PEI. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Visit Green Gables Heritage Park

  • Green Gables Heritage Park features the furnished 19th-century home, gardens, barn and farmyard made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables”.
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Green Gables Heritage Place stunning countryside setting is located in Prince Edward Island National Park. Cavendish and the 19th century farm, Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane were made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables”. Don’t miss this popular tourist destination on the scenic drive known as Green Gable Shore. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Green Gables Heritage Place stunning countryside setting is located in Prince Edward Island National Park.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Tour Green Gables. the 19th century farm, Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane were made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables”. Don’t miss this popular tourist destination on the scenic drive known as Green Gable Shore. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Green Gables Heritage Place 19th-century barn. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

  • Wander the trails of the Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane.
Green Gables stunning countryside setting is located in Prince Edward Island National Park in Cavendish. Cavendish and the 19th century farm, Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane were made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables”. Don’t miss this popular tourist destination on the scenic drive known as Green Gable Shore. There are two types of moss shown here. the lighter coloured moss is called Hypogymnia krogiae Ohlsson. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik©

Green Gables Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane were made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables.” Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik©

  • Try on some of the period costumes in the barn. Children love this activity.
Green Gables stunning countryside setting is located in Prince Edward Island National Park in Cavendish. Cavendish and the 19th century farm, Haunted Woods and Lover’s Lane were made famous by author Lucy Maud Montgomery with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables”. Don’t miss this popular tourist destination on the scenic drive known as Green Gable Shore. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Green Gables was made famous by author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, with her stories about “Anne of Green Gables.”  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Green Gables Heritage Park is open from May through October. During the summer months, it is busiest from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Read more.

To things to do in Cavendish

Getting to Green Gables and Cavendish:

The drive directly from Charlottetown to Cavendish takes about 40 minutes for the 40 km route. However, it will likely take longer than that, with stops to admire the stunning beauty of the area. Once you are in Cavendish, it will take 40 minutes to drive to Summerside and 50 minutes to the Confederation Bridge.

Quick Facts about Green Gables Cavendish:

  • Cavendish was founded by Scottish settlers in 1779.
  • Prince Edward Island National Park opened in 1937.
  • The first edition of the novel Anne of Green Gables was published in 1908.
  • Held annually, the Charlottetown Festival features the musical “Anne of Green Gables” in June, July, and August. Find out about tickets.
  • The famous author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born in New London, near Cavendish, in November 30, 1874.

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